This International Women’s Day, we’re celebrating all the incredible women at Young’s Market Company. We are proud to have strong, hardworking, intelligent women in every part of our business. Next week, nine of our female leaders will be attending Women of the Vine & Spirit’s Global Symposium – the largest gathering of women and men dedicated to collaborating, supporting, and advancing women in the alcohol beverage industry, worldwide.

Today, they reflect on the importance of diversity in the workplace, Young’s Market Company’s Women’s Partner Network, and Women of the Vine, and how each of these has impacted their careers.

Patti Signorile

Senior Vice President, Client Services

“Both Women of the Vine & Spirits and Young’s Women’s Partner Network have connected me with women in the wine & spirits industry across the country and enable me to mentor the next generation of women in our industry. I love connecting, collaborating, and committing to take action to make positive impacts for women in the workplace, for both myself and for Young’s.”

Philana Bouvier

Senior Vice President, Business Development

“We are lucky to be in this amazing business, the wine industry! Women of the Vine & Spirits is an incredible network of dynamic women that continue to inspire others through passion, a sense of humor and hard work.”

Jessica Kirby

Senior Vice President, National/Regional Accounts

“I’m grateful to be a part of Women of the Vine & Spirits, which recognizes the importance and impact women are making on shaping the future of the wine and spirits industry.”

Ashley Mehrens

Vice President, Costco

“Our Women’s Partner Network creates a safe place for colleagues to gather, share experiences, and inspire one another. I’m also excited to attend the Women of the Vine & Spirits Global Symposium next week and engage with influential women in the industry!”

Heather Freyer

Senior Vice President, Client Services

“I appreciate Women of the Vine & Spirits for giving me a forum to discuss key innovation topics related to beverage alcohol with other executive women. It gives me the opportunity to connect with key stakeholders who help shape our industry and I always bring back fresh perspectives”

Mindy Hewitson

Vice President, Sales, The Estates Group, Arizona

“It’s important for those of us in leadership roles to be good role models and to encourage, support and mentor diversity in the workplace in all aspects. Diversity makes us stronger and ultimately more effective and more competitive. ”

Carrie Anderson

Sales Representative

“The Women’s Partner Network at Young’s creates a unique personality for our company, building a stronger, more diverse, and educated company culture.”

Erin Palombo

Vice President, Brown-Forman, Young’s Market Company

“Everyone has self-doubt at some point, and when I look around at all the strong, intelligent, successful women at the Women of the Vine & Spirits, I can’t help but think to myself – ‘I’m here for a reason. I’m one of these women.”